World Kidney Day 2017 observed with theme Kidney Disease and Obesity

Mar 12, 2017 08:00 IST

9 March 2017: World Kidney Day (WKD)

The World Kidney Day 2017 was observed on 9 March 2017 with the theme Kidney Disease and Obesity: Healthy Lifestyle for Healthy Kidneys.

The WKD 2017 sought to promote education about the harmful consequences of obesity and its association with kidney diseases.


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About World Kidney Day

• The WKD is a joint initiative of the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) and the International Federation of Kidney Foundations (IFKF).

• The day is a global health awareness campaign with a focus on the importance of the kidneys.

• The day was launched to reduce the frequency and impact of kidney disease and its associated health problems worldwide.

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The themes of the World Kidney Day since its beginning in 2006  are

2017: Kidney Disease and Obesity: Healthy Lifestyle for Healthy Kidneys.

2016: Kidney Disease & Children. Act Early to Prevent It!

2015: Kidney Health for All

2014: Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and aging

2013: Kidneys for Life – Stop Kidney Attack!

2012: Donate – Kidneys for Life – Receive

2011: Protect your kidneys: Save your heart

2010: Protect your kidneys: Control diabetes

2009: Protect your kidneys: Keep your pressure down

2008: Your amazing kidneys!

2007: CKD: Common, harmful and treatable

2006: Are your kidneys OK?

The International Society of Nephrology (ISN)

• The ISN is a not-for-profit society dedicated to advancing the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of kidney diseases.

• The society, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2010, is active in over 126 countries across the world.

The International Federation of Kidney Foundations (IFKF)

• The IFKF, a not-for-profit federation, was established in 1999.

• At present, it has a membership of 63 kidney foundations and patient groups in more than 41 countries.

• The foundation seeks to improve the health, well-being and quality of life of individuals with kidney disease.

Quick Digest

Who: World Kidney Day

What: Observed

When: 9 March 2017

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